SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Legal Services | Philippines
tel: +632 8982 3600 | fax: +632 88173570
SyCipLaw Center | 105 Paseo de Roxas1226 Makati City | Metro Manila | 0 | Philippines

Main Contacts

Hector M. De Leon

Managing Partner

Simeon Ken R. Ferrer

Of Counsel

Ramon G. Songco



SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is one of the largest law firms in the Philippines with branch offices in Cebu City, Davao City, and the Subic Freeport Zone. It is a full-service law firm and was founded in 1945.

We offer a broad and integrated range of legal services, including those in the following fields:

* M&A and Special Projects
* Banking, finance and securities
* Corporate services and general commercial law
* Employment law and immigration
* Litigation and dispute resolution
* Tax
* Intellectual property

SyCipLaw has specialists in key practice areas such as anti-trust and competition, energy, infrastructure, real estate, data privacy, natural resources, government contracts, insurance, international arbitration, and TMT.

We represent clients from almost every industry and enterprise, and the firm’s client portfolio includes local and global business leaders. We also act for governmental agencies, international organizations, and non-profit institutions.

SyCipLaw is ranked as a top-tier firm by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Global, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, IFLR1000, and the ALB M&A rankings.

We maintain links with established and leading firms based in other jurisdictions, including the United States, and countries in Europe and Asia.

Year this Office was Established: 1945
Lawyers Worldwide: 152


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Araceli Bundoc

Human Resources
Marie  Ingcoco

Marie Ingcoco

Business Development Manager


Philippines: Tax TIPS Vol. 11, International Edition (March 2024)

SyCipLaw's Tax Department has prepared an international edition of its Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) for the first quarter of 2024. The SyCipLaw T.I.P.S - International Edition covers the following tax issues: 1. Are informal settlement agreements between the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the taxpayer valid and binding? 2. While a tax case is pending in court, may the CIR and the taxpayer enter into a compromise agreement and request for judicial approval thereof? 3. May a corporation file a claim for a tax refund if it paid final withholding taxes on dividends, which were erroneously declared and paid? 4...

SyCipLaw Authors Philippine Chapter of Chambers Insurance & Reinsurance Global Practice Guide 2024

Global research company Chambers and Partners recently published the Chambers Insurance & Reinsurance Global Practice Guide 2024, with chapters from the Philippines authored by SyCipLaw partners. The guide, covering 32 jurisdictions in total, provides the latest information on sources of insurance and reinsurance law, overseas-based insurers or reinsurers, making an insurance contract, intermediary involvement, alternative risk transfer (ART) transactions, warranties, conditions precedent, insurance disputes and insurtech. The Philippine chapter's Law and Practice section was authored by partners Benedicto P. Panigbatan, Ronald Mark C. Lleno, Hiyasmin H. Lapitan, and Carina C...

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SyCipLaw Joins Infra Panel in Latham & Watkins Conference

Global law firm Latham & Watkins, in partnership with the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX), will be holding its Philippine Investment Conference entitled "Breaking Ground - Unlocking Philippine Investment Opportunities in the Year of the Dragon" today, Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, at Shangri-La The Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja will be joining the panel on infrastructure; that session will tackle the latest trends and developments influencing infrastructure projects and investments in the Philippines...

Grab Philippines Country Head Visits SyCipLaw Makati

Partners and associates of SyCipLaw recently welcomed to the Firm's Makati Office Ms. Grace Vera Cruz, Country Head of Grab Philippines, for a legal staff meeting that focused on enhancing people skills in the workplace.Drawing from her years of experience in management, consulting, and operations roles, Ms. Vera Cruz engaged in a spirited discussion with the SyCipLaw lawyers about mentoring, giving and receiving constructive feedback, and taking part in difficult conversations in the workplace.On mentoring, Ms. Vera Cruz encouraged associates to seek out mentors and cultivate meaningful connections...

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